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Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

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600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

My group of three stopped at Pier 4, in large part due to the raves about the potato pancakes. I am a huge fan of them and, I must say, these did not disappoint. The flavor and texture were excellent. I also had a BBQ pork sandwich, which was very good. It had a nice smoky flavor and three different... More 

Thank Louise K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a mushroom and Swiss burger with an optional potato pancake on the side. The burger was excellent, fast and friendly service and the best potato pancake ever.... Seriously. 😊

Thank Matt B
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a great little cafe, popular among the residents here. They have recently changed owners but still a nice little place to catch a bite. They have awesome breakfasts and great sandwiches. LOVE the fried green beans! They do serve beer also. Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., however I believe they are closed on Mondays.

Thank Tbone0818
Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

EVERY SINGLE ITEM we had was better than anywhere else. Even the toast is so good. The corned beef hash has flavor, as opposed to being some canned slop. The potato pancakes are great, the ham is great (it's salty, it's not the sweet kind), service was good and friendly. They only take cash but there's an ATM at the... More 

Thank Jason S
Inver Grove Heights
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had a large group, 8 people and they handled it very well. The food was good and it came out quickly even with our bigger group. The staff was friendly, the owner even gave us a look at his smokehouse. It was a good value , good for at a good price and big portions. I would stop again.

Thank Kevin T
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I were passing through this little town. She had been here several times, I had not for years. It is right on the water, right on the train tracks- the tourists loved it! It is family owned and staffed. There was a bit of confusion among the staff as far as who has ordered and which food... More 

Thank Erin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very good food, The pulled pork was smoked perfectly. My wife had a breakfast that was perfect. The place is next to the lock and dam. We got to watch a barge go through the lock. We will stop again when in the area

Thank Jim715
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Went here this morning to grab breakfast after fishing. At first I thought it was a cute little place and has a family atmosphere. The outside is deceiving though because inside it's very small and cramped. After being seated we had our order taken and then waited and waited for our food. 2 Smokehouse omelettes, biscuits and gravy and a... More 

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Wisconsin Dells,
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place many times. The prices are reasonable for the food they serve. I prefer their breakfast food over their lunches however. It's a beautiful setting next to the lock and dam and railroad tracks. The owners are very sweet.

Thank D4314OOheatherp
Weatherford, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

What a gem! Found this little cafe in Alma, WI on a weekday morning for an early lunch. The pulled pork was outstanding, pair with the hashbrowns for a treat! Great service, great view of the Mississippi River!

Thank TravelMississippi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Main St, Alma, WI 54610-5500
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Alma
  • Phone Number: 16086854964
We serve breakfast and lunch and are knowen for our omelets, potato pancakes and all our smoked meats and fish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?